Peak(s):  Torreys Peak  -  14,267 feet
Date Posted:  06/19/2013
Date Climbed:   06/19/2013
Author:  Alan Arnette
 Climbing Dead Dog Couloir  

A fun day today climbing with Jim Davidson up Dead Dog Couloir on Torreys Peak, 14,267’, in Colorado. We both got up around 1:30AM to drive to the trailhead and started climbing early at 5:30AM to ensure solid snow. The conditions were excellent as we made good time climbing the 1,100’ snow climb in a narrow, rock fall prone colouir in a little under 2 hours. Once on top of Torreys, we tagged nearby Grays Peak at 14,270’. Another wonderful day in the mountains.

This is a short video of our climb. I hope you enjoy it.

Climb On!
Memories are Everything

 Comments or Questions

Great Posting
06/20/2013 17:45
Looks like you guys had great time on that narrow climb... Like you said, Climb On!!!


Enjoyed the video
06/20/2013 20:03
Someday I will climb that!
Alan Thanks again for joining me on Longs Peak
Last September. It was awesome.


Thanks For Posting
06/20/2013 20:08
Takes me back to just last week! Such a fun couloir.

I also enjoyed that slight variation at the bottom, certainly made things a bit more exciting


First Timer
06/21/2013 16:33
Hey! Looks like you had a great trip! I am going to do my first 14er and am wondering how you felt the snow conditions are on Torreys. Do you think I would need any microspikes or anything for the standard route up? From your perspective, is this a manageable route for someone who is truly trying to do a 14er with minimal mountaineering experience (just running, hiking,ect background)May be out there the first week of July.Let me know your thoughts! Much appreciated

Alan Arnette

06/21/2013 16:54
Hi Tim,

We saw many people on the standard routes in simple shoes, no traction. The snow can be avoided. As always, start early to avoid afternoon thunderstorms and best to go with a partner who has experience if this is your first 14er.

Have fun and
Climb On!


06/24/2013 16:10
Thanks, Alan! Your videos are super helpful too!

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